Grimm Audio from The Netherlands Arrives in Australia
Founded in 2004 and based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Grimm Audio has finally made its way to Australian shores thanks to Advance Audio.
The company says its initial aim was “to combine the mastery of the greatest minds of audio experts, and we continue to do so.” It also says that all Grimm Audio products “carry the joined insight of well-known scientists in the fields of audio electronics, acoustics and physics, fused with an intuition built on the experience of many years of focussed listening, professional engineering and audiophile enthusiasm.”
We first came across Grimm Audio during the 2019 Munich High-End Show in Germany and noted that this was one brand to watch out for. Its LS1 standmount style loudspeaker (uniquely available in multiple configurations), even further unique in its styling, made our shortlist of one of the best sounds within the show that year.
However, what caught the attention of Advance Audio's Managing Director, Nigel Ng, was the company's latest MU1 Music Player - a high-end Roon Core and End Point, dubbed as the “ultimate digital music source”.
Nigel told StereoNET:
We're often asked about a high-end Roon Core - more importantly, a demonstrably better Roon Core. This makes a lot of sense as there are plenty of end-points available, but as we know, the source is the most important part of the hi-fi chain.
Nigel undertook a virtual tour of the Grimm Audio factory recently, and what left him impressed was that “while being a comparatively smaller operation to some of the bigger names in the industry, they had all the right elements with a strong technical focus.”
Advance Audio proceeded to purchase some evaluation samples some months ago, and the team have been “thoroughly impressed with the build quality and performance. More importantly, it passed all our in-house testing and we feel confident it is a product our clients will enjoy.”
Further stock will be available soon, and pricing will be announced shortly.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.